My remodeling company recently remodeled an old restaurant in SC. We demo'd out the ceiling complete with fax box beams of wood.
I have determined the wood to be rough sawn cypress. I have about 400 bf that needs to "cleaned up" prior to use. 1 side of each board is painted, probably lead based.
Has anyone run this type of wood through their planer? Any tips on cleaning up this wood would be helpful. I do not own a jointer, band saw or drum sander. wood is 5/4 x 10-12"
Thanks in advance.